BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE,

FARHANG FOUNDATION AND

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BAJA CALIFORNIA

PRESENT

UTOPIA

SUMMER ARTISTS IN-RESIDENCE

 

SAMIRA NOWPARAST

MARCO MIRANDA

Curated by Marisa Caichiolo

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS

SEPTEMBER 8TH - 7.30 PM

Join Building Bridges Art Exchange "Artists in Residence Program" for an engaging presentation of the collaborative work of our artists in residence, Samira Nowparast of Iran and Marco Miranda of Mexico.

 

Utopia is the collaboration of two cultures, thoughts and experiences to communicate on the present situation of human beings and our universal, aimless pursuit of an ideal world.

 

Through large-scale installations the artists merge the material and dream world as two sides of the human psyche, the conscious and subconscious in order to focus awareness on their question:

Does the pursuit of utopia offer hope or render contentment unachievable ?

Is utopia possible?

Are utopian ideas meant to be acted on?

If not, what other purposes do they serve?

 

This exhibition  will open up the dreams, ideas and energies behind the result of the collaborative work these artists share during almost two month of residence.

 

It will question the ups and downs of the visionary approach to life, considering the ways in which utopias from the past might help us rethink our world today.

 OUR SUPPORTERS 

Supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica

National Performance

Network (NPN)

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

OUR PARTNERS

QATAR VISUAL ARTS CENTER 

 

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, ARTS AND HERITAGE QATAR

KATARA ART CENTER 

 

NATIONAL AFFAIR

FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

MUSEO DE LAS ARTES UNIVERSIDAD

DE GUADALAJARA

IFITRY RESIDENCY OF ARTISTS

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS BAJA CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL INSTITUTE

OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

CONTEMPORARY ART

PLATFORM - CHILE

ARTE AL LIMITE

CENTER OF THE 

ARTS ESTACION 

ANTOFAGASTA - CHILE

BICE BUGATTI

CLUB

CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

ESSAOUIRA 

REDLINE

CONTEMPORARY 

ARTS CENTER

LA ART SHOW

CONTEMPORARY

EXPRESSIONS OF ART

MAROC PREMIUM

FOUNDATION

THE BROAD

KAI 10 ARTHENA FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL 

BIENNIAL

OF CASABLANCA

MOPLA

CENTER OF THE ARTS

ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO

SANTO TOMAS

CULTURAL ART CENTER

ART SCI CENTER UCLA

VILLA AURORA +

THOMAS MANN HOUSE

IASAS

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED

ARTS VIENNA

CONSULATE GENERAL

OF POLAND

SENATE OF BERLIN

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

ITALIAN CULTURAL

INSTITUTE OF

LOS ANGELES

LUCIE FOUNDATION

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